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Galster Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: nickname for a trickster, from Middle High German galster ‘deceit’, also, in Swabia, ‘magpie’, and in this sense it may have been a nickname for a pilferer or petty thief.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ganster, Gilster, Balster, Gasser, Gerster, Polster, Aster, Balter

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Galster Family Origin

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Galster Family Occupations

What did your Galster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Galster family was Tailor. Farmer, Gartner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galster. The most common Galster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Galster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Gartner

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Tailor

    9%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Galster ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Galster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Galster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Galster. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Galster. For the veterans among your Galster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galster Life Expectancy

What is the average Galster lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Galster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Galster in 1956 was 51, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Galster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Galster ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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